May 8, 2012

Spray your way to sun protection with Vichy, Aveeno, Green Beaver, Ombrelle and RoC!

Sunscreen is like flossing - it's one of those things you know you should do and is good for you but is so tedious and annoying that you would much rather skip then bother with - and sometimes do. Which means that anything that makes sunscreen easier can only be a good thing and that's exactly what spray sunscreen is! Here are some of the latest and greatest that will hopefully become your daily best friend:

Vichy Capital Soleil High Protection Suncare Oil SPF 30 - 177ml - $29.95 - what makes this one interesting is the dry oil texture which is very different from your usual sunscreen, it feels more like a luxurious bath product! If you are in the right age group, this will also bring you back to the "good old days" of basting yourself in oil and lying out in the sun to bake like a potato - of course that oil had an SPF of 4! The oil is very moisturizing, makes my skin feel soft and leaves a flattering satin finish. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the scent, it's nice once it dries down, but when I first sprayed it on I thought it smelled like nail polish remover!

Available now at drugstores across Canada - check out for more info.
Aveeno Hydrosport Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 - 141g - $14.99 - has a waterproof oil-free and hypoallergenic formula that protects from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Contains skin-conditioning Active Naturals Lotus Complex - a special blend of naturally-derived ingredients that harness the unique water repelling abilities of the lotus flower to repel moisture which helps withstand wear-off from water and sweat keeping your sunscreen working longer and more effectively. With a one-touch application spray for fast, easy use. Also available in SPF 30.
Green Beaver Certified Organic SPF 27 Spray Sunscreen - 90ml - $19.99 - in both an Adult and Kids formulas - they are an easy to apply, light textured, non greasy, non-nano zinc oxide active ingredient sunscreen that moisturizes while helping to protect against the sun's damaging rays. Made with certified organic ingredients, they coat the skin to offer broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays and are safe for adults and children of all ages. Free of fragrance and gluten, hypoallergenic, vegan and biodegradable.

Available at natural health food stores across Canada.
Ombrelle Sport Clear Continuous Spray SPF 60 - 140ml - $17.99 -features the broad-spectrum sun protection of Mexoryl Technology - a patented UVA/UVB filter system in a water and sweat resistant,non-sticky easy to apply clear formula that's enriched with Vitamin E. What I like best it is the continuous spray application that can be used at any angle with no pumping required! Also available in SPF 45.
RoC Soleil Protexion+ Velvet Moisture Spray Lotion SPF 30 - 200ml - $24 - offers triple-action broad-spectrum protection in the form of micronised droplets that contains a combination of sunscreen filters that act to absorb, diffuse and relect UVA/UVB rays, as well as skin-conditioning anti-oxidants tthat protects skin from harmful environmental elements even on hard to reach areas with a continuous transparent mist and a quick-drying formula for maximum ease and comfort. Waterproof and sweatproof and also available in SPF 45.

- Lisamarie -


  1. Hello! I came to your blog, because your profile photo intrigued me. And now I see that not only one photo is cool! So, I'm glad I found you because your blog is awesome! Good job and please keep posting, because you do it great, and I start following and will visit you with pleasure!
    xx nik

    1. Thanks so much nik, that's very kind of you to say!

      Best, Lisamarie

  2. I like the look of the Ombrelle spray! Somehow looks very efficient and high strength - must be the packaging! :) In Malaysia, I have seen a Nivea sunscreen spray in the pharmacies but not checked it out yet. Cheers! :)


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